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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Bracelet 107

  • 12121212 32323232
  • If you are paying extremely close attention you will notice that the bracelet in the picture doesn't exactly follow the pattern. Well, don't let that bother you too much, I was still trying to figure things out with this and I didn't have the time to make a correct one. So, it was either this or nothing at all. If nothing else, it gives a good idea of what the finished product will look like.
    1.Using the 7th threads, make 1 fk on the left, and 1 bk on the right side.
    2.With the fifth threads, make 3 fk on the left; 3 bk and 1 bk/fk on the right.
    3.With the third threads, make 5 fk on the left; 5 bk and 1 bk/fk on the right.
    4.With the first threads, make 7 fk on the left; 7 bk and 1 bk/fk on the right.
    ~~~~~
    5.With the first threads, make 7 fk on the left; 7 bk on the right.
    6.Repeat step 5 three more times, decreasing by 2 knots each time.
    ~~~~~
    7.Using the third threads, make 2 bk on the left and 2 fk on the right.
    8.Using the 5th threads, make 4 bk on the left and 4 fk on the right.
    9.Using the 7th threads, make 6 bk on the left and 6 fk on the right.
    ~~~~~
    10.With the 8th threads, make 1 fk/bk and 6 bk on the left; 6 fk on the right.
    11.Repeat step 10 three more times, decreasing by 2 knots each time.
    ~~~~~
    12. Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 9:20 PM | 17 comments

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2006

    Cross Stitch Books

    Cross Stitch books are an excellent resource for ideas to use in alphabet patterns. The concept is the same, the trick is to find a patterns that can be suitably adapted. The fun is in the looking so here's a list that's also worth a look.

    The Encyclopedia of Cross-Stitch Techniques

    by Running Press

    The Cross Stitcher's Bible

    by David & Charles


    Alphabets

    by Louise Kocka

    500 Alphabets in Cross Stitch

    by Julie S. Hasler, Valerie Janitch

    Cross Stitch Alphabets

    by David & Charles

    Decorative Cross-Stitch Alphabets

    by Inc. Sterling Publishing Co.

    Alphabets in Cross Stitch

    by Jane Alford

    Folk Art Alphabets

    by Editors of Cross Country Stitching

    The New Cross Stitch Sampler Book

    by David & Charles

    Fun and Fancy Cross-Stitch

    by Ondorisha

    120 Celebration Cross Stitch Cards

    by David & Charles

    posted by Heather | 8:40 AM | 16 comments

    Sunday, September 17, 2006

    Macrame Books


    This is a list of Macrame books I've compiled. I'm hoping that they will be a source of inspiration for bracelet making. Knotting originated with Macrame and it's still a relevant craft. Maybe these books can help you to expand your horizons with knotting and add something new and different to your bracelets.


    I have not seen them all so I can't vouch for their contents, but I've looked at the reviews etc. and they appear to be interesting enough. The first book has a one star rating but I don't think that's really deserved. There are quite a few interesting techniques and projects there that are worth a look.


    The Weekend Crafter: Macrame: 20 Great Projects to Knot

    by Jim Gentry

    Hemp Masters: Ancient Hippie Secrets for Knotting Hip Hemp Jewelry

    by Max Lunger

    Hemp Masters - Getting Knotty:More Ancient Hippie Secrets for Knotting Hip Hemp Jewelry

    by Max Lunger

    Making Beautiful Hemp & Bead Jewelry

    by Mickey Baskett

    Micro-Macramé JewelryTips and Techniques for Knotting with Beads

    by Joan R. Babcock

    Beaded Macrame Jewelry:Stylish Designs, Exciting New Materials

    by Sherri Haab

    Macrame Trends

    by Judy Palmer

    posted by Heather | 8:04 PM | 0 comments

    Saturday, September 16, 2006

    Bracelet 105

  • 11123 32444
    Diamond:
    1. Make 1 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. Make 1 bk/fk and 1 fk.
    Left Triangle:
    1. With the first thread on the left, make 2 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. With the first thread on the left, 1 fk.
    3. With the third thread on the left, 2 bk.
    4. For right side triangle, repeat 1-3 using appropriate knots.

    1.Make 1 fk using middle threads. Then, *make 4 bk on the left, and 4 fk on the right.
    2.Make 4 diamonds using the fifth thread on the left, the third on the left, the third on the right, and the fifth on the left.
    3.Using the first threads, make 4 fk on the left and 5 bk on the right.
    4.Make left and right triangles.
    5.Repeat from step 1 for pattern, starting at *.

    posted by Heather | 10:11 PM | 4 comments

  • Bracelet 110

    1111 23232323 4444

    Left side Triangle
    1. With the first thread, make 3 fk.
    2. With the first thread, make 2 fk.
    3. With the first thread, make 1 fk.
    4. For right side triangle, substitute bk for fk.
    1.With the 5th thread on the left side, make 4 bk.
    2.Repeat step 1 three more times, using threads 7, 9 and 11.
    3.With the 5th thread on the right, make 4 fk.
    4.With the 6th thread on the right, make 3 fk.
    5.With the 7th thread on the right, make 2 fk.
    6.With the 8th thread on the right, make 1 fk.
    7.With the 6th thread on the right, make 1 bk.
    8.With the 4th thread on the right, make 2 bk.
    9.With the 2nd thread on the right, make 3 bk.
    10.With the 8th thread on the left side, make 4 fk.
    11.Repeat step 10 three more times, using threads 6, 4 and 2.
    12.Make left and right side triangles.
    13.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 11:25 AM | 1 comments

    Thursday, September 14, 2006

    Bracelet 116

  • 1234 4321
    Variation: 1212 1212



    Small Diamond:
    1. With the fourth thread on the left, make 1 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. With the fourth thread on the left, 1 bk/fk and 1 fk.
    1.With the first thread on the left, make 6 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    (Push knots into a straight line before moving on to step 2.)
    2.With the first thread on the right, make 7 bk.
    3.With the first thread on the left, make 1 fk, 1 fk/bk and 1 bk/fk.
    4.Repeat step 3 on the right side using appropriate knots.
    5.Make small diamond.
    6.With the second thread on the left, make 1 fk/bk, 1 bk/fk and 2 fk.
    7.Repeat step 6 on the right side using appropriate knots.
    8Optional: 1 fk using middle threads.
    9.Repeat from step 1 for pattern, alternating starting sides for each pattern repeat.

    posted by Heather | 9:32 PM | 0 comments

  • Bracelet 103

    11222211

    Diamond:
    1. With the fourth thread on the left, make 3 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. With the fourth thread on the left, make 2 bk and 1 bk/fk.
    3. Complete Small Diamond.
    4. With the second thread on the left, make 2 fk.
    5. With the second thread on the right, make 3 bk.
    Small Diamond:
    1. With the fourth thread on the left, make 1 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. With the fourth thread on the left, 1 bk/fk and 1 fk.


    1.Make diamonds.
    2.
    With the first thread on the left, make 2 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    3.Repeat step 2 on the right side using appropriate knots.
    4.With the first thread on the left, make 4 fk/bk. (These knot will all be made on the second thread.)
    5.With the third thread on the left, make 3 fk/bk onto the fourth thread.
    6.Using the third thread, make 2 bk.
    7.Repeat steps 4-6 on the right side using appropriate knots.
    8.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 7:55 AM | 0 comments

    Bracelet 115

    12233 33221
    1.Make left and right triangles. (1 fk, 1 fk/bk, 1 bk with first thread on the left...)
    2.
    With the fifth threads, make 3 fk and 1 fk/bk on the right. Make 3 bk and 1 bk/fk on the left.
    3.Make 1 fk with the middle threads.
    4.Using the fourth threads, make 1 fk on the
    left and 2 bk on the right.
    5.Using the third threads, make 2 fk on the left and 3 bk on the right.
    6.Using the second threads make 3 fk on the left, and 4 bk on the right.
    7.Using the first threads, make 1 fk/bk on the
    left and 1 bk/fk on the right.
    8.Repeat step 6.
    9.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 7:21 AM | 0 comments

    Bracelet 114

    12332 23321
    1.Make left and right triangles. (1 fk, 1 fk/bk, 1 bk with first thread on the left...)
    2.With the fourth thread on the right, make 2 fk and 1 fk/bk. Make 2 bk and 1 bk/fk on the left.
    3.
    With the fourth thread on the right, make 1 fk. Make 2 bk with the fourth thread on the right.
    4.Using the fifth threads, make 2 bk on the left, and 2 fk on the right.
    5.Repeat step 3.
    6.Using the second threads make 3 fk on the left, and 4 bk on the right.
    7.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 7:15 AM | 1 comments

    Wednesday, September 13, 2006

    Bracelet 101

  • 1232x1 1x2321.
  • x thread are not used and can be any colour and shorter than the rest
  • For the bracelet in the picture, the blue threads were arranged in random order.

    1.Using the first thread on the left, make 2 fk, 1 fk/bk, 1 bk and 1 bk/fk.
    2.Repeat step 1 on the right side using appropriate knots.
    3.With the first thread on the left, make 7 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    4.With the fifth thread on the left, make 1 bk/fk. Make 1 fk/bk with the sixth thread on the left.
    5.With first thread on the right side, make 2 fk/bk on the first thread. Repeat on the right using bk/fk.
    6.
    With the first thread on the right, make 8 bk and 1 bk/fk.
    7.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 11:03 AM | 0 comments

  • Bracelet 104

    1111 2222 3333
    Variations:
    1221 1331 1441
    1221 3443 5665
    1222 1333 1444

    1.With the 8th thread, make 4 fk.
    2.With the 7th thread, make 5 fk.
    3.With the 6th thread, make 6 fk.
    4.With the 5th thread, make 7 fk.
    5.With the 5th thread, make 4 bk.
    6.With the 6th thread, make 5 bk.
    7.With the 7th thread, make 6 bk.
    8With the 8th thread, make 7 bk.
    9.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 10:28 AM | 4 comments

    Bracelet 108

    1222 3111 2333
    1.Using the first thread on the left, make 11 fk.
    2.With the first thread on the left, make 3 fk. Make 1 bk with the next thread.
    3.Repeat step 2 starting with the fifth thread.
    4.Make 3 fk with the 9th thread.
    5.With the first thread on the left, make 2 fk, and 1 bk each with the next 2 threads.
    6.Repeat step 5, starting with the fifth thread.
    7.Repeat step 4.
    8With the first thread on the left, make 1 fk, and 1 bk each with the next 3 threads.
    9.Repeat step 8, starting with the fifth thread.
    10.Repeat step 4.
    11.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 10:04 AM | 1 comments

    Bracelet 97

    Arrangement: 11 22 33 11 22 33

    Diamond:
    1. With the sixth thread on the left, make 3 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. With the sixth thread on the left, make 2 bk and 1 bk/fk.
    3. Complete Small Diamond.
    4. With the fourth thread on the left, make 2 fk.
    5. With the fourth thread on the right, make 3 bk.
    Small Diamond:
    1. With the sixth thread on the left, make 1 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. With the fifth thread on the left, 1 fk/bk.
    3. With the sixth thread on the right, 1 bk.
    Left side Triangle:
    1. Using the first thread on the left, make 4 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2. Using the first thread on the left, make 2 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    3. Using the first thread on the left, 1 fk/bk.
    4. Using the third thread on the left, make 2 bk.
    5. Using the fifth thread on the left, make 3 bk and 1 bk/fk.
    Right side Triangle:
    1. Using the second thread on the right, make 3 bk and 1 bk/fk.
    2. Using the first thread on the right, make 2 bk and 1 bk/fk.
    3. Using the first thread on the right, 1 bk/fk.
    4. Using the third thread on the right, make 2 fk.
    5. Using the fifth thread on the right, make 4 fk.



    1.With the first thread on the left, make 10 fk and 1 fk/bk.
    2.Make a left side triangle.
    3.Make a diamond.
    4.
    Make a right side triangle.
    5.
    With the second thread on the left, make 10 fk.
    6.Repeat from step 1 for pattern.

    posted by Heather | 8:12 AM | 0 comments

    Monday, September 11, 2006

    Fillers2 -- Part 3



    `Open Heart

    (Horizontal)

    `Closed Heart

    (Horizontal)
    Line 1: 3, 2, 5
    Line 2: 2, 1, 2, 1, 4
    Line 3: 2, 1, 3, 1, 3
    Line 4: 3, 2, 2, 1, 2
    Line 5 - 7: Repeat Lines 3 - 1
    Line 1: 3, 2, 5
    Line 2: 2, 4, 4
    Line 3: 2, 5, 3
    *Line 4: 3, 5, 2
    Line 5 - 7: Repeat Lines 3 - 1

    `Linked Hearts

    Tiny Hearts

    Line 1: 5, 3, 2
    Line 2: 1, 5, 1, 1, 2
    Line 3: 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2
    Line 4: 1, 2, 1, 4, 2
    Line 5: 2, 4, 1, 2, 1
    Line 6: 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2
    Line 7: 2, 1, 1, 5, 1
    Line 8: 2, 3, 5
    Line 1: 2, 7, 1
    Line 2: 8, 1, 1
    Line 3: 2, 5, 1, 1, 1
    Line 4: 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1
    Line 5: 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1
    Line 6: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1
    Line 7: Repeat Line 1

    Hearts-1

    Hearts-2

    Line 1: 2, 7, 1
    Line 2: 8, 1, 1
    Line 3: 2, 5, 1, 1, 1
    Line 4: 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1
    Line 5: 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1
    Line 6: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1
    Line 7: Repeat Line 1
    Line 1: 2, 7, 1
    Line 2: 8, 1, 1
    Line 3: 2, 5, 1, 1, 1
    Line 4: 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1
    Line 5: 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1
    Line 6: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1
    Line 7: Repeat Line 1

    posted by Heather | 7:03 PM | 0 comments

    Fillers2 -- Part 2




    `Anchor

    Boat

    Line 1: 10, 2, 1
    Line 2: 8, 1, 1, 2, 1
    Line 3: 9, 1, 3
    Line 4: 1, 3, 4, 1, 1, 1, 2
    Line 5: 2, 2, 3, 1, 5
    Line 6: 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 6
    Line 7: 1, 1, 3, 1, 7
    Line 8: 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 3
    Line 9: 1, 3, 4, 2, 3
    Line 10: 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 3
    Line 11: 3, 4, 6
    Line 1: 2, 7, 1
    Line 2: 8, 1, 1
    Line 3: 2, 5, 1, 1, 1
    Line 4: 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1
    Line 5: 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1
    Line 6: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1
    Line 7: Repeat Line 1

    `Diamonds-1

    Diamonds-2

    Line 1: 4, 2, 4
    Line 2: 3, 4, 3
    Line 3: Repeat Line 1
    Line 4: 1, 2, 4, 2, 1
    *Line 5: 4, 2, 4
    Line 6: Repeat Line 4
    Line 7 - 9: Repeat Lines 1 - 3
    Line 1: 2, 7, 1
    Line 2: 8, 1, 1
    Line 3: 2, 5, 1, 1, 1
    Line 4: 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1
    Line 5: 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1
    Line 6: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1
    Line 7: Repeat Line 1

    `Maple Leaf-1

    Maple Leaf-2

    Line 1: 5,1,4
    Line 2: 4,3,3
    Line 3: 3,5,2
    Line 4: 1,1,1,4,3
    Line 5: 1,7,2
    Line 6: 1,8,1
    Line 7: 10(LC)
    Lines 8 - 13:Lines 5 - 1
    Line 1: 2, 7, 1
    Line 2: 8, 1, 1
    Line 3: 2, 5, 1, 1, 1
    Line 4: 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1
    Line 5: 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1
    Line 6: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1
    Line 7: Repeat Line 1

    posted by Heather | 6:52 PM | 0 comments

    Fillers2 -- Part 1



    `Fish

    Shamrock

    Line 1: 3, 3, 4
    Line 2: 2, 2, 1, 2, 3
    Line 3: 2, 1, 3, 1, 3
    Line 4: 1, 2, 3, 2, 2
    Line 5: 1, 1, 5, 1, 2
    Line 6: Repeat Line 5 three times
    Line 7: Repeat Line 4
    Line 8: Repeat Line 3
    Line 9: Repeat Line 2
    Line 10: 4, 2, 4
    Line 11: 3, 2, 5
    Line 12: Repeat Line 2
    Line 13: Repeat Line 4
    Line 1: 2, 7, 1
    Line 2: 8, 1, 1
    Line 3: 2, 5, 1, 1, 1
    Line 4: 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1
    Line 5: 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1
    Line 6: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1
    Line 7: Repeat Line 1

    `Happy Face

    `Cross

    Thanks, Joanna!
    Line 1: 3,4,3
    Line 2: 2,2,1,3,2
    Line 3: 1,2,1,2,1,2,1
    Line 4: 1,1,1,6,1
    Line 5: Repeat Line 4
    Line 6: Repeat Line 4
    Line 7 - 9: Repeat Lines 3 - 1
    Line 1: 4, 2, 4
    Line 2: Repeat Line 1
    Line 3: 2, 6, 2
    Line 4: Repeat Line 3
    Line 5: Repeat Line 1 5 times

    Snowflake-1

    Snowflake-2

    Line 1: 2, 7, 1
    Line 2: 8, 1, 1
    Line 3: 2, 5, 1, 1, 1
    Line 4: 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1
    Line 5: 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1
    Line 6: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1
    Line 7: Repeat Line 1
    Line 1: 2, 7, 1
    Line 2: 8, 1, 1
    Line 3: 2, 5, 1, 1, 1
    Line 4: 2, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1
    Line 5: 2, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1
    Line 6: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1
    Line 7: Repeat Line 1

    posted by Heather | 8:01 AM | 2 comments